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Atlantoaxial Joint Pain

  • Matt Fischer
  • Akshay Menon
  • Alaa Abd-ElsayedEmail author


The atlantoaxial joint (AAJ) is crucial for axial rotation of the head. It is susceptible to pathology from both inflammation and trauma, and is commonly implicated in cervicogenic headache. This chapter reviews anatomy of the AAJ as well as evaluation and treatment of AAJ pathology.


Atlantoaxial joint Anatomy Cervicogenic headache 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public HealthMadisonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Anesthesiology and Pain MedicineUniversity of Cincinnati Medical CenterCincinnatiUSA

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